Chalmers South is the first phase of Pathways at Chalmers Courts; a three-phase, master planned redevelopment of the existing Chalmers Courts public housing project in East Austin. The project will provide 394 apartments, which house the residents of the existing site, as well as provide a high level of affordability for new families. The project also provides a number of exterior and interior amenities, including a stand-alone community center. Two of the existing buildings are preserved and adapted for community service uses. Off-street surface parking provides a total of 386 spaces for residents, while leaving room for extensive courtyards and the preservation of existing heritage trees. The project is located one block away from the Plaza Saltillo light rail station, and has been designed to Austin Energy Green Building standards.

  • Services: Master Planning, Architecture
  • Client: HACA / Carleton Residential Properties
  • Status: Complete
  • Year: 2019
  • Scope: 79,938 SF / 86 Units
We present:
Chalmers South Mini-Documentary


“Everything is bigger and brighter” — Mary Apostolou, Resident + Chalmers Resident Council President
Projects like the new Chalmers Courts complex will keep the fabric of a diverse community. Rodriguez, a resident of East Austin since 1999

Press + Awards


Texas Architect Magazine – Affordable Island

ULI Austin 2021 Impact Awards – Next Big Idea (Finalist)


Community Impact – Development of new Chalmers Courts complex in Austin reaches significant milestone

Matthew Niemann
Nelsen Partners


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